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Hobbies: Sport & Music in Spanish


Hobbies in Spanish: Free Spanish Listening Practice + Transcript, Vocabulary & Questions Focus on:  SPORT & MUSIC Questions & answers from a boy, Arturo, about his & his friends’ interest in sport and music. Watch the video, listen, join in, repeat.  Then read the transcript of the words below and answer […]

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Hobbies in French: Sport & music


Hobbies in French:  Sport & music   Free French listening practice + transcript, vocabulary & questions: Sport Je joue AU football(m)  - I play football Je joue À LA pétanque(f) – I play a French type of boules Music Je joue DU piano(m) –  I play the piano Je joue DE […]

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Du, de la, de l’, des – At the market


Du, de la, de l’, des Free French listening practice + transcript & grammar: Partitive articles in context: Buying food in a French market!  DU, DE LA, DE L’, DES  =  SOME/ANY Du         -  Du fromage (masculine noun) De la     -  De la crème (feminine noun) Je voudrais […]

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Spanish reflexive verb worksheet


Spanish Reflexive Verb Worksheet: Free worksheet for audiovisual story & grammar practice: Reflexive verbs in Spanish TRANSCRIPT OF THE WORDS IN SPANISH: Me despierto Me lavo. Me cepillo los dientes, y me visto. ¡Pero hoy me apuro! Es el 23 de diciembre y mi mamá dice que hoy nacen los cachorros. ¡Me […]

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Reflexive verbs in Spanish


Reflexive verbs in Spanish: Listening Practice: A reflexive verb in Spanish needs a pronoun, a reflexive pronoun. E.g:  Lavarse = to wash (to wash oneself) me lavo               – I wash   te lavas               – you wash […]

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KS2/3 Spanish Worksheet: Questions & Answers


Free KS2/3 Spanish Questions in Spanish: A list of questions in the 3rd person, present tense, of varying levels of difficulty, all linked to the following children’s story & listening practice: ¡Vamos a la peluquería! Dónde? Where? –   ¿Por qué? Why? –   ¿Cómo? How? –   ¿Qué? What? –   ¿Cuánto? How much? Some […]

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French reflexive verb worksheet


Reflexive verbs in French worksheet: Transcript of reflexive verb listening practice:  The puppies arrive! Comme tous les jours, je me réveille. Je me lave, je me brosse les dents et je m’habille. Mais, aujourd’hui je me dépêche! C’est le 23 décembre et Maman dit que les chiots arrivent … Je […]

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French Reflexive Verbs


French reflexive verbs – Present Tense A French reflexive verb has a reflexive pronoun. They are often ER verbs. Eg: Se laver  =  to wash (to wash oneself!) – Je me lave                - I wash Tu te laves             […]

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KS3 Spanish Holiday Practice


Talk about holidays in Spanish: Past, present & future tenses There is so much more to Spain than the wonderful beaches! This free Spanish listening practice focusses upon an activity holiday in Northern Spain, in ‘Los Picos de Europa’:  Lovely surfing, fascinating caves, and wonderful old towns like Santillana del Mar, […]

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Animals in Spanish: Pets, farm animals & more


Animals! Free Spanish for children: Free listening practice – Video + Questions & Answers: Vocabulary and short phrases in a visual context with subtitles in Spanish/English: Animales en casa – Pets: ¿Tienes un animal en casa?                -  Do you have a pet? ¡Sí, […]

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Animals in French: As-tu un animal?


Animals!  Free French for Children: Free listening practice:  Video + Vocabulary, Genders & Questions: Qu’est-ce que c’est?!   (What is it?) As-tu un animal? - Do you have a pet? Oui, j’ai un poisson – Yes, I have a fish Non, je n’ai pas d’animal  - No, I do not have a pet J’aime les araignées – […]

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Spanish Vowels: a e i o u


Spanish Vowel Sounds: A E I O U Free Spanish Listening practice for children: Here is a fun song/rap using the letter ‘P’ to teach vowels in Spanish: La P con la A dice PA La P con la E dice PE La P con la I dice PI La […]

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Querer, tener, poder: Listening practice


KS3 Spanish verbs: Querer, Poder, Tener que … Querer (to want), Poder (to be able), Tener que (to have to/must) These are modal verbs. They go with another verb to show need or ability: In this example they link to the verb:  Marcar … To score! I want, I can, I must … score […]

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English translation of: Fire in the mountains!


Transcript in English of KS3 French video story: FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS!  (Incendie dans la montagne!) (Translating from English into French is hard!) This is a true story.  It is summer.  It is hot!  We often go to the beach. The earth is dry.  What heat! When it’s hot you can hear […]

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KS3 French Worksheet: Fire in the Mountains


French Transcript + Questions for KS3/4 French listening Resource: FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS               UNE INCENDIE DANS LES MONTAGNES! C’est histoire est vraie.  C’est l’été.  Il fait chaud!  Nous allons souvent à la plage. La terre est sèche.  Quelle chaleur! Quand il fait chaud on entend […]

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How to make a model of the Eiffel Tower


Make a Model of the Eiffel Tower: Free French activity for children: Questions in French + Build an Eiffel Tower out of something authentically French ..! Buy a box of camembert, the most well-known of all French cheeses except Brie perhaps!  You will need the empty box for this resource! Don’t […]

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Maggie has grown: French Listening practice


Free KS2/3 French: Likes/Dislikes in context MAGGIE HAS GROWN – MAGGIE A GRANDI! The introduction of this short French video clip is in the past tense. The main content, in the present tense, focusses on likes and dislikes: Elle aime … Elle n’aime pas … How many dogs like tobbogganing? Purpose: 1.  Introduction to […]

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Pomme de Reinette


Pomme de Reinette: Song + Words + Actions! Listen FREE  and join in with this classic French nursery rhyme.  The actions are great for building coordination skills and supporting the French sounds! Actions: Put one fist on top of the other and bash them together, right hand over left hand twice, […]

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Comparisons in French: Plus … que


Comparisons in French:  Plus … que Free subtitled French listening practice:  Examples of different characters who are older, faster or younger than each other. If you say that you are older than  somebody else, you are comparing yourself to them: Je suis plus âgé que toi!   –   I […]

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French holiday resource: Fire in the mountains!


Free French holiday resource (present tense) FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS: True story about a forest fire during a hot summer holiday.  How did it start? Glass can magnify the heat of the sun and cause fires … or maybe a stray match, or a camp fire not extinguished properly or lit when […]

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